UPDATE: This track has been removed from SoundCloud – you can still get it from http://music.imphenzia.com.
Welcome to my complete 1 track per day #Imphenzia release marathon. Every day until I run out of tracks I will release one of my tracks as a free download and write some history behind it.
If you like my music, if you want to support it, and if you don’t want to wait for the entire marathon to finish – you can download all my music as MP3 and FLAC files from http://music.imphenzia.com for what you think it is worth ($2 – $50) – there are 109 tracks to grab =)
Low Poly Universe was released 17 March 2012. Since it’s a different genre from all my other music I was originally not going to release it as an Imphenzia track but instead under another name but I decided that I didn’t have the time and energy to maintain another name. In the same way my chillout and piano music surfaced this track also found its way to the public through Imphenzia. Like I’ve mentioned in my earlier posts, being independent means total freedom so I just release anything I like.
Ever since I started making music I’ve been a fan of spacesynth, I just didn’t know the name of the genre. There are some mod tracks, and one in particular named “Space Debris” by Markus “Kaptain” Kaarlonen that was a huge inspiration for me to begin making music in the first place. Kaptain has released a remake of Space Debris and how could you not love that track. Awesome =)
Low Poly Universe may not be in the same class as Space Debris, but it follows the footsteps and it is carried by a catchy melody and some elements that are true to the spacesynth genre. The name, Low Poly Universe, was chosen to reflect the demos of the old demoscene era in the 90s. Looking at low poly objects such as simple cubes and pyramids rotating on the screen was amazing back then and tribute goes to the demo makers that spent hours and hours and thousands of lines of assembly code to produce such primitive objects for the rest of us to find jaw dropping =)
This brings me to the old PC demo scene where I actually had a place in time. I co-funded the very unknown demo group “The Skyhawks” and we released a Christmas Demo in 1991. As I was typing this post I was thrilled to see that our old demo still bounces around the web and it’s still available in this demo repository archive. It was MS DOS based so it probably won’t run on today’s computers.
There’s a lot to talk about this track. It was also chosen by Spikepit Games to be the feature track of the Android shoot’em’up game “Plasma Sky“. The game is a lot of fun to play and going through the review comments it’s fun to see that many players enjoy the music and that it brings back nostalgic memories to the day of the Amiga. It’s when I read comments like those that I know I succeeded with this track. I’ve actually made another yet to be released spacesynth track that will be featured in the update of Plasma Sky so if you like Low Poly Universe you should also like that track which will probably be released in the next few months.
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